Advanced Placement (AP) is a program of college-level courses and exams for secondary school students.  Students earn high school credit and may earn college credit based on exam scores.  Courses are generally year-long classes.   Courses offered will vary from school to school.  Contact individual schools for a list of courses and tests offered at that school. To find out more about AP, click the check mark next to some typical questions students ask.

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More than 90 percent of the colleges and universities in the United award credit for AP exam.  To learn how AP scores can transfer to college credit, click on the title of the colleges you are considering to see their policies regarding awarding credit for AP exams.

University ExamBrigham Young University
Salt Lake Community College

Dixie State University
Snow College
Southern Utah University
University of Utah 
Utah State University
Utah State University Eastern
Utah Valley University
Weber State University
Westminster College
Other Colleges

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Remember . . .

  • Courses are college level and will require more time and effort for success.
  • AP courses are challenging, but they are for any student who is academically prepared and motivated.
  • Talk with AP teachers or students at your school to find out what is required and expected in the course before you register for the course.
  • There is no limit to the number of AP courses you can take.  However, taking four or five AP courses in a single is a rigorous commitment requiring unusual motivation and above-average scholastic aptitude.  On average, advanced students will take two or three AP course their junior year as well as their senior year.
  • Plan on staying in the course for the entire time and plan on taking the test at the end of the year.

AP Bulletin for Parents & Students

Boletín para estudiantes de AP y sus padres

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